Wine & Spirit Education Trust Presentation Party

Monday, 8 October, 2012
The International Wine Education Centre (IWEC) celebrated the successes of their students at an MCC reception at Caroline’s Fine Wines in Strand Street on 26 Sept 2012.
The IWEC is the only approved programme provider in South Africa for the internationally-recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine courses. WSET offers courses aimed at enthusiastic amateurs and industry professionals alike and the qualifications are acknowledged as the standard for wine education in 58 countries around the globe.

Joined by a host of winery personnel, journalists, MW’s, WSET educators and prospective students, WSET’s International Business Development Director, Jude Mullins AIWS, made a short speech before presenting successful students with their certificates and pins. In her speech, she talked of the importance of wine education for the industry and how many MW’s and other wine industry luminaries began their careers with WSET. The presentation party took place in the middle of Cape Wine 2012, the most successful wine trade show ever held in South Africa, and Jude mentioned how the WSET courses give South African wine students a truly global qualification which will stand them in excellent stead for their future careers and wine appreciation development.

Cathy Marston AIWS, owner of the IWEC, said “I am very proud of all the hard work and effort the WSET students have put in over the year. South African wine is expanding across the world and it is a fitting time for us to start to offer global wine qualifications ensuring that South Africans have all the tools necessary to compete in international wine markets.” So far this year a total of 32 students have passed Level 1, 23 have passed Level 2 and 7 have succeeded in the intensely-rigorous Level 3. In addition, the IWEC has successfully taught 10 students from the Four Seasons Resort on Mauritius.

The next Level 3 course starts on 18th October in Cape Town and the last Level 2 course of the year will be over the weekend 17th/18th November at Glen Carlou. All details of the courses can be found on our website . In addition, the IWEC will be offering courses in Johannesburg and elsewhere in South Africa in 2013 and the new year will also see the introduction of new courses, including specialized ones on spirits, wine service and the highest WSET qualification, the WSET Diploma.

For more information about WSET courses in South Africa or The International Wine Education Centre, please email Cathy or call on +27.72 390 9166

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Successful WSET Level 2 graduates celebrate receiving their certificates and pins. L to R from back:
Successful WSET Level 2 graduates celebrate receiving their certificates and pins. L to R from back:

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